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We are extremely excited to offer for sale a gorgeous 1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible, displaying a refinished Gloss Black (originally Ancona Blue Metallic) exterior over a Camel Tan vinyl interior with a matching Tan convertible top. This beautifully restored maintains its original AJ-coded fuel injected 1600cc engine and 4-speed manual transmission, and is currently displaying 49,293 miles on the odometer.

"Once again, Volkswagen promises you the sun, the moon and the stars!" as quoted from the 1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible brochure. The long-celebrated Beetle is still among the most desired classic cars throughout the world! Mainly due to the relatively inexpensive cost to purchase, and the carefree maintenance they require to actually enjoy all year long!

This example comes from the previous owner of 15years, who purchased it already restored, with new exterior paint and interior. The windshield is new with a fresh seal, and all body and window weather stripping remain like new and soft. The chrome bumpers, door handles, mirrors, parking light housing, body side trim molding, and side window glass are original! The interior received new carpeting, all door and sail panels, and seating upholstery. A fantastic Super Beetle example that has been upgraded with custom front seats featuring special side and back bolsters, along with smaller, adjustable headrests, new chrome wheels and center caps. The only other interior upgrades appear to be a wood shift knob and the radio replaced with a newer Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD unit in the stock location. The dash is in excellent condition as is the original leather wrapped steering wheel but the horn cover is starting to separate at the seam. The body, fenders, entire floor pan, front storage area, spare tire well, and engine surround are all solid and in great condition!

From the moment you start this vehicle up, you can instantly sense how tightly tuned the motor is, and the urge to drive it is immediate! Recent servicing in November 2020 included oil change with oil filter, new fuel filter, V-belt, front strut/spring assembles, front wheel bearings, new front brake shoes/turned drums, left front wheel brake cylinder, new brake master cylinder, brake reservoir hose, all new brake fluid, and brakes properly adjusted at all four corners. It also received a new battery and new radial tires measuring 195/65R15. It will come with a boot cover for top down driving.

Automobiles of this caliber are a delight to be witness to and even more fun to drive and enjoy should you ever come to own one! Don't miss this superb opportunity to invest in such a wonderful example!!

To learn more about this 70s Volkswagen Super Beetle for sale, contact Jon Faust at (800)957-5707 or by emailing [email protected] Finance & Shipping options available to those who qualify!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1424625
  • Price:$22,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Super Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:49293
  • Stock Number:3635
  • VIN:1582049895

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